I’ve had a keen interest in food for my whole life but it wasn’t until I discovered my own food intolerances that I really began to have fun with the food available to me! When we eat food that is in harmony with our bodies it makes us feel great, food is such a fascinating subject that can be applied to any situation.
There are many benefits to eating seasonally, not least that seasonal produce is a real culinary treat for the tastebuds. By enjoying produce when it is in season, we fall in with Mother Nature's natural, and intended, culinary calendar! It tastes the best and it is the cheapest - naturally, the supply of seasonal fruit and veg, will outweigh demand, especially if their is a good harvest. Why wouldn't you go with the seasons?
Read up on the subject, get to know your food. Plan, not only what you will eat for breakfast, but also snacks, lunch and dinner; I am a big fan of planning meals in advance by making stocks for freezing or eating healthy leftovers the following day.
Do you own a juicer but still haven't taken it for a test drive? Do you use a juicer already but have hit & miss results with your recipes? Whether you've tried juicing and it didn't work, or you want to learn tips on how to get it right, then this article could be just what you need.
When trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle, we often feel like our old, bad habits are tough to break; we set our benchmarks too high, pick unrealistic goals. What about if we could set some healthy foundations that enabled success? Educate ourselves. Adapt our thoughts.
The key benefit of drinking a green smoothie is, it is a great way of helping the body to eradicate toxins. Our lifestyles often cause us to generate a build-up of toxins, key examples include when we have consumed alcohol, over-indulged in carbohydrates or eaten too many sugary foods.
The bodybuilding concept isn't everyone's cup of tea, but what can all of us learn from it? The bodybuilding diet is designed to build muscle and reduce body fat, by using a certain balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
When looking at our skin and how we take care of it, we must consider it as another organ of the body that needs nourishing and keeping healthy. Did you know that, 60% of what we put on our skin from lotions and potions is absorbed? That's right! Your skin is nourished by what you put on it as well as by what you eat - so, from the inside and out!
Let's get to the point: if you are eating three times a day and one of your meals consists of just leaves and the other just a grain, you are not giving your body what it needs. Your body will start communicating with you by displaying symptoms such as skin breakouts, tiredness, feeling faint or just plain hungry!
Chocolate that is sweetened with refined sugar alcohols tends to have a rather metallic taste and an unnatural tasting twang. Consuming excessive amounts of refined sugar can also result in more trips to the bathroom - and no one really wants that!
Spring is here! Don't you just love seeing everything starting to 'wake up'? From the blossom in the trees, to breathing in warmer air - I feel like I am waking up too. I start migrating towards the light; I am up earlier looking for the sunrise. An attraction similar to that of the plants, I guess; buds and leaves breaking through to absorb more light.
Basil is so important for good health, it is my 'go-to' comfort food, especially if I am feeling a little under the weather. Like carrots, basil is a rich source of beta-carotene which is needed for good vision, strong immunity and general good health. Because I can't be without it, I've come up with a few new and alternative ways to use basil and create something really special:
Introducing you to... A Flax Egg. The Flax Egg has been around for quite a few years and often used in gluten free baking. Ordinarily, we find that it is not the most ideal alternative due to the heaviness and sliminess - thankfully, this is just what we want in a pancake!
what if you don't eat meat? What if you're allergic to shellfish? What if you've committed to going sugar free for February? There's nothing romantic about eating something you don't like, or indeed, something that makes you poorly with grim side effects!
I cannot be righteous in this situation, I too fall into it; tomorrow I will do this, Friday I will do that. I am most pleased with myself when I am able to ignore those feelings of doubt, and instead, be brave by just doing what it is I've been putting off.
If you're looking for a toasty, non-alcoholic, low sugar alternative to enjoy at Christmas, this mulled spice syrup really opens up the options! It can be added to any drinks; to create mulled spirits, festive detox drinks or a warm spiced green tea.
An easy to digest pudding, particularly after a substantial dinner, can make a huge impression on your guests as well as your own digestive system. There are many pudding variables to consider, including those which you might not have considered yet...